Sting's 'The Last Ship,' Nominated for 2015 Tonys and Drama Desks, Now Docking at McKittrick Hotel?
While it may not have had a long run at Broadway's Neil Simon, Sting's The Last Ship has received a well-deserved D.P. from Tony--for Best Original Score and for Best Orchestration, that is. Named Best Musical of 2014 by USA Today, alas, Gordy's tale of ship-building woe-cum-triumph fell victim to a bad Broadway season, or at least the months where most musicals struggle to stay afloat.
Too bad, so sad, shoulda called Robert Wyatt, maybe?
Of course, the Tonys aren't the only gong show to recognize the production, with additional nominations from the Drama Desk (Outstanding Music, Outstanding Orchestrations, Outstanding Design in a Musical and Outstanding Choreography).
And the production's original Broadway cast recording, released on Universal Music Classics, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Cast Album chart.
Furthermore, news of the newest nominations coincides with an upcoming performance by Sting at a rather peculiar venue: the Heath at the McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More.
Still another TONY--that is, Time Out New York--called it, "a magnificent and rollicking new musical," adding, "Sting's score is a genuine revelation."
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